You would be surprised to know how these female journalists are helping people in need
While many of us have the luxury of working from home in the lockdown, same could be not be said for the healthcare workers, security forces, sanitation workers, journalists and other essential services workers. Here we are going to talk about female journalists who have gone beyond and above their duty to find stories of the pandemic. They have risked their personal health by going on the ground along with helping people. However, they can ultimately amplify the voices which were not being heard.
1. Barkha Dutt
The veteran journalist went for the ground reporting several times to bring the stories of suffering and struggle of migrant workers. She ensured that the migrant workers don’t become a nameless casualty of the coronavirus lockdown.
From Hyderabad, my report on how a Hindu, Christian and Muslim came together with different religious rituals to welcome back their neighbour, who had got Corona from the Tablighi Jamaat meet in Delhi. This is India. Not what prime time anchors claim to show you. pic.twitter.com/ZYUujZr1Xs
— barkha dutt (@BDUTT) May 19, 2020
2. Faye D Souza
We are in a time where fake news spreads like fire. The presence of Faye D Souza on social media has ensured that people get authentic, true and honest current affair updates. She also donned the PPE Kit to tell people how it feels like working with PPE kits. She dedicated her YouTube channel’s first earning for the pregnant women in rural and remote area by buying them N95 masks.
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Gloves Hair cap Suit Hood Gloves 2 Goggles Shoe covers Face cover …. All tucked in, zipped up. There is a protocol to put it all on and take it off. You have to sanitise in between each step This was unlike anything else. Multiple layers of fabric and plastic, in the summer – No AC. I was in this for 40 minutes, the doctors and nurses do it for 6 hours at a stretch. They can’t eat or drink water or go to the loo in those six hours. It’s unbelievable
3. Rana Ayyub
Rana Ayyub has set an example of how you can manage work and charity together. She and some volunteers started relief campaign that has provided rations to poor and needy people. Despite the fast of Ramzan, she and her team ensured that people don’t sleep with an empty belly. While she was reaching vulnerable with rations, she didn’t leave her primary work of sharing information about global incidents, migrant crisis in India and others.
The satisfaction when you bring a smile on their face. Today we clocked twenty five thousand families. A milestone. A big thank you to our donors, supporters and each one of you who have stood by us in this testing time . This Eid will be special for me and my team ♥️ pic.twitter.com/AOdw8Vgoz4
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) May 22, 2020
4. Rituparna Chatterjee
Working in PPE kits for female workers can be difficult and Rituparna Chatterjee exposed PPE kits as they were not designed keeping mensuration in mind. She has continuously worked to bring out the challenge faced by women in different fields.
I spoke to frontline workers — doctors, anganwadi didis, journalists and relief volunteers — to understand the ordeal they are going through right now, bleeding inside their PPEs. No one thought of the need of menstruators when designing protective gear. https://t.co/JtehaIaOhy
— Rituparna Chatterjee (@MasalaBai) May 19, 2020
5. Ashwini M Sripad
The world is currently going through a bad phase when it comes to the economy. Journalist Ashwini M Sripad has helped the farmers with the sale of their produce as it was difficult for them to sell it during the lockdown. Along with other issues, she has been promoting local farmer’s produce for more than a month now.
I am just a full time Journalist with The New Indian Express & have NO EXPERIENCE IN FARMING. Just making best utilise of my 9k followers to reach customers for farmers through #RaithaSahaaya , will continue to do this till lockdown period.If this helps them, nothing like it.
— Ashwini M Sripad (@AshwiniMS_TNIE) April 22, 2020
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